Bench Scientist

  • location: Pearl River, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $21.50 - $25.40 per hour


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Job Title: Bench Scientist I

Location: Pearl River, NY

Position Description

  • Candidate will help develop, qualify and validate bio-functional assays as part of the assay development group in support of preclinical studies and phase 1/2 clinical studies for infant and adult candidate vaccines.
  • The incumbent may also be involved in the clinical testing of human serum samples, as well as perform review of clinical assay results.
  • The incumbent will be trained on required Policies, Practices, and Procedures needed to support their work responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform experiments to assess and improve the performance of bio-functional assays; provide critical data review to support assay troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Perform activities related to bio-functional assay qualification and validation, including quality control sera development and reagent qualification. Assist in authorship of related documents: SOPs, protocols and reports.
  • Participate in high throughput clinical testing team activities and its supportive tasks to support related clinical testing as needed.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and order/prepare reagents/supplies necessary for bio-functional assay work.
  • Satisfactorily complete all cGMP/GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements

    Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 2+ years relevant experience, or a Master's degree.
  • Laboratory experience in virology, immunology and/or microbiology preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Candidate must meet the Vaccine Research Medical Surveillance requirements thru their hiring manager or sign a waiver.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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